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Old 01-09-2015, 06:13 AM   #477
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Brit, I have replaced the anti-siphon valve. In my '11 it was on the left wall under the bathroom sink.
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Old 01-09-2015, 12:58 PM   #478
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I am going to do a modification by cutting a larger hole and fabricating some type of dropped pan so that I can connect the slinky stinky connector more easily. I want to fit a 90deg. to the sewage outlet so that it points straight down and then I only have one bend in the slinky. I have found that if the slinky is continually being bent it will develop holes not apparent until the valves are opened with not nice results! I will take pictures of my modification if it is beneficial to other Astoria owners.
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Old 01-09-2015, 02:19 PM   #479
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I am going to do a modification by cutting a larger hole and fabricating some type of dropped pan so that I can connect the slinky stinky connector more easily. I want to fit a 90deg. to the sewage outlet so that it points straight down and then I only have one bend in the slinky. I have found that if the slinky is continually being bent it will develop holes not apparent until the valves are opened with not nice results! I will take pictures of my modification if it is beneficial to other Astoria owners.
on our tuscany i was thinking of coming in through the side of the big plastic thing they put there and eliminate the bend altogether, the lower sewer connector will swivel, but you have to do it slow and gently untl its in the position you like
cant tell you how many times the ground has to been to close to get the hose connected without a serious contortion event...
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:31 AM   #480
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Brit, I have replaced the anti-siphon valve. In my '11 it was on the left wall under the bathroom sink.

I hope you took some pictures!
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:32 AM   #481
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Brit, I have replaced the anti-siphon valve. In my '11 it was on the left wall under the bathroom sink.
That's interesting! I was trying to figure why the hose from the black tank sprayer connector went up through the floor and the vanity would be directly above the tanks. I'll get co-pilot to clear her 'stuff' from underneath the sink and take a look. Beats working outside in this Arizona thunderstorm. Will report back
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Brit, I have replaced the anti-siphon valve. In my '11 it was on the left wall under the bathroom sink.
H Bear. Is that the black plastic device that sits on top of the hose coming up through the floor? Mine rattles so I was thinking that it was OK but it's not a difficult thing to change
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Mine was white plastic, but I bet that is it.
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Also, I did blow compressed air through the line from valve to black tank it took several tries to open the line but eventually it started to work again.
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Another RVer told me that the plastic ball in the black tank side wall inlet, which is spring loaded to prevent back flow, can become 'cemented' in place with calcium build up. Do you think that's why you needed air pressure to free the system?
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I think I needed air because the sprayer in the tank was clogged. the air was blown from the valve to the tank with valve removed
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Old 01-12-2015, 10:12 PM   #487
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Can you post a pic of the anti syphon valve that you replaced. On-line replacements don't look anything like what I am seeing under the vanity on the left wall.

On another matter for other readers. I replaced the Sachs shocks on my coach with Bilsteins. Handling in crosswinds and 'Interstate suck' from passing semi's was greatly improved. Cruising on good pavement is very relaxing. Unfortunately there's not much you can do about beaten up truck lanes.
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Old 01-13-2015, 02:02 AM   #488
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Sachs Shocks to Bielsteins...baldtbird.06

#1 Can you be more specific as to The SKU# for Bielsteins that you added.
Not happy with our 2006 Damon either in passing semis and or big cross winds.
If that worked for you Im interested, and also the approx charge $ to convert with parts and labor if you can ?

#2 Im also having a really hard time, as to how we answer to the forum. I keep getting a message that it was done wrong and has been corrected by the forum moderator.

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Old 01-14-2015, 12:23 PM   #489
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We had a safetyT put on our Astoria in 2010. We now go straight and less wind impact when passed. Henderson's in Grants Pass, OR did a great job. Check them out online.

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Old 01-14-2015, 12:27 PM   #490
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Oh, here is their web sight.


http://www.hendersonslineup.com

They are very good. They attend some of the FMCA rallies.

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